HC Deb 29 April 1969 vol 782 cc203-4W
Mr. Moonman

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will state what inquiries he has carried out in connection with the aircraft collision at Fyfield, Essex, in which four Brentwood residents were killed; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. William Rodgers

At 1840 hrs. B.S.T. on the 24th April, 1969, two light aircraft an Auster and an Aircoupe, collided in the air near Fyfield and crashed in a potato field. The four occupants, two from each aircraft, were killed on impact with the ground. It had been pre-arranged that the aircraft would fly in close company for the purpose of taking photographs of the Auster from the other aircraft and the collision took place when the Aircoupe struck the Auster from behind and above. Nobody on the ground was hurt. An investigation began the same evening. The Chief Inspector of Accidents' report will be published in the normal way.

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